Marie Violet Blanchard, 78 of Casselberry died Sunday, December 9, 2012. Marie was born March 23, 1934 in Baltic, Connecticut to the late Rose Marie and Fred Thompson. Marie was blessed to have come from a huge family including nine siblings, six children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren and one more currently on the way. She also had a very large extended family of in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Marie cherished life and all the people in it. Her sense of humor was still with her right to the end. As she said herself, she had a bit of the Irish devil in her and a mischievous twinkle in her eye. Marie loved to laugh, love and be surrounded by people and fun. She was a talented artist, writer and homemaker, but most of all, she was cherished by everyone that ever met her. She will be greatly missed! A life celebration will be held in January 2013.